How does the human mind work? How do we understand our own behavior? What makes us who we are? Why are we different? How do we perceive the society we all make up? These are among the fundamental questions of psychology.
Yale Professor Paul Bloom and Yale-NUS Professor Paul O'Keefe, two psychologists who contribute frequently in popular media, will offer a 7-week, 14-session (via Zoom) introduction to the field of psychology, which touches on a most important topic: ourselves. Exploring what makes a person unique and how individuals perceive and function within society, this program, which consists of live online lectures and interactive discussions, will provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior, covering topics such as love, lust, hunger, beauty, dreams, perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, and persuasion. At the root of all these different ideas? The human mind.